Hello Fellow B-Hatters: Well . . . tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day for those of us who live in the United States, but I just wanted to take a moment to wish EVERYONE a Happy Thanksgiving. It is a day when we traditionally sit at the dinner table with family and friends and have lots of good food to eat. It isn't a religious holiday, however, it is a day to stop and reflect and express gratitude for the things we have (and the things we don't have, like illness, or other undesirable things). Due to certain circumstances, some of you may be spending Thanksgiving alone. I remember one year when I had broken up with my girlfriend and was living alone and kind of down in the dumps about everything. It was Thanksgiving Day and I was on my way to the nearest bar to get good and drunk. Then as I was walking down the street, I ran into a friend of mine who stopped and asked me if I had Thanksgiving dinner yet. I said that I wasn't going to have Thanksgiving that year. Then he said, "Well, why don't you come with me?... I am going to the local Rescue Mission to serve Thanksgiving dinners to the poor." I don't know why, but I said, "Yeah . . . Why not? . . . I'll come along . . ." Well . . . to make a long story short, I went to that Rescue Mission and I served those people and I REALLY ENJOYED IT! . . . After all of the dinners were served, I sat down and had a nice big plate of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cornbread and cranberries, and then I helped them clean up afterward. It was the BEST and most meaningful Thanksgiving I ever had, knowing that I had helped others less fortunate to have a decent Thanksgiving Day meal. When I walked out of the Rescue Mission that night, I felt lighter than air. I didn't need to go to the bar and get drunk as I had originally planned. I felt GREAT! It was a humbling experience and it did my heart and soul a world of good. So, if you are going to be alone this Thanksgiving and if you are feeling kind of down, I suggest that you find a local Rescue Mission or a church, or any place that is serving free Thanksgiving Dinners to the poor and homeless. Ask if you can volunteer to serve, and if you are lucky, they just might let you help out. I guarantee that it will be your BEST Thanksgiving EVER! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! - "Wiz"